Conduct Sanctions and Definitions
The Residence Life Conduct System is educational in nature. Its primary purpose is to help you learn from choices you make and to become a positive contributor to the residence hall community. Consequences, or sanctions, are assigned when you are found responsible for violating a policy, contractual obligation, or law. Sanctions are intended to help you learn and each subsequent violation/sanction builds upon the last. If found responsible, your sanctions may include any or a combination of the following:
Reprimands or warnings can be verbal or written. They serve as a notice that if you are found responsible for one or more future policy violations, a higher level of sanctions will result.
This is a formal notice that your involvement in an incident is unacceptable. You are on probation for the time listed on the front page of your Incident Review Report. Residence Life reserves the right to extend the period of probation. If you are found responsible for one or more future policy violations, the details of this incident will be considered in any future sanctioning for the duration of your time living on campus.
Being placed on deferred eviction status means if you are found responsible for violating any further policy or procedure you will be evicted from the residence halls. This constitutes your last chance to remain eligible to live in the residence halls.
Emergency Interim Suspension from Residence Life
Emergency interim suspension from a residence hall may be imposed if there is reasonable cause to believe that your continued presence may pose an immediate threat to the educational environment, the physical or emotional health, safety or well being to yourself, other residents or staff, and/or to University property.
The University may terminate your Housing License Agreement if you do not abide by the Policies & Procedures for Hall Living or University rules. If you are evicted, you will be required to move out of the residence hall within 48 hours after the conduct process is completed. Should you be involved in any other policy violation(s) or be disruptive in any way prior to your leaving the building, you will be required to leave immediately.
NOTE: If you are evicted, you remain financially responsible for rent for the remainder of the semester. Once evicted, you are no longer eligible to live in or visit any residence hall in the future.
Incidents that can result in automatic eviction from a residence hall include, but are not limited to:
- Possessing, using, selling or distributing marijuana (including medical marijuana) and/or paraphernalia
- Possessing, using, selling or distributing illegal drugs (including synthetic drugs, and/or controlled substances)
- Possessing or using any legal prescription, outside of prescribed instructions
- Selling or distributing any legal prescription
- Possessing or using any legal prescription, not prescribed to you
- Selling or distributing non-prescription drugs
- If it is in your room, your pocket or anywhere else under your control, it is considered to be yours.
- Repeated use or possession of alcohol, to include as few as two times
- Possession of large amounts of alcohol, whether you are underage or over 21 years old
- Tampering with fire safety equipment or devices. This includes, but is not limited to: creating fire or fire-like conditions, creating false fire alarms or discharging fire extinguishers.
- Endangering yourself or others, including self-harming behaviors
- Acts of individual violence or domestic violence (as defined in the Policies & Procedures for Hall Living): physically hurting or causing injury to yourself or others, sexual assault/misconduct, fighting, pushing/shoving, etc.
- Possession of a weapon (this includes simulated weapons, disabled weapons, dangerous chemicals, any explosive device, nun- chucks, swords, brass knuckles, knives [including butterfly knives], guns, paint ball guns, pellet guns and any other material that can be used to threaten or endanger other)
- Theft (including identity theft)
- Defacing or damaging property
- Bomb threats
Students are given a set amount of time to complete their sanctions. Should a student forget or choose to not complete their sanctions, an email will be sent to the student notifying them that their sanction(s) is/are overdue and a hold will be placed on the student’s account. This means that the student will not have access to register for classes, or to obtain transcripts or apply for future housing until they turn in the verification for their completed overdue sanctions. If after a one week grace period of a hold being placed on the student’s account, they still have not turned in their overdue sanction paperwork, a monetary sanction of $75 will be assessed to the student’s bursar account. Regardless of whether or not the $75 monetary sanction is assessed it is expected that the students complete their sanctions in a timely manner.
You may be required to complete a designated number of service hours with a non-profit organization in the community. A list of approved non-profit organizations in Tucson and specific community service requirements will be provided to you.
Connect, Reflect, Respect: Community Living Revisited Course
Residence Life offers this one-time one and a half hour class for students as a way to offer them an opportunity to learn from past decisions and to understand the implications and impact of their decisions on not only themselves, but also their community.
NOTE: There is a $50 fee for this class which is applied after the student has attended the course.
Educational sanctions include, but are not limited to:
- Making a formal and/or public apology
- Writing a paper, presenting a program or performing a service that demonstrates an understanding of relevant issues and effects of the behavior
- Participation in a specified workshop or seminar or an educational/awareness enhancing discussion with a specified referral person
- Restriction or modification of privileges
- Community service either on campus or with a local agency
- Creating a bulletin board or poster
A $75 monetary sanction will be assessed if you are found responsible for violating the Policies & Procedures for Hall Living or University policy. The monetary sanction will be assessed per incident when each incident occurs.
If you are under 21, the University may disclose to your parent or legal guardian information about a violation of any federal, state or local law, or any rule or policy of the institution governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance. Your parent or legal guardian will be notified if it has been determined that you have committed a disciplinary violation with respect to such use or possession.
If you intentionally or unintentionally damage University property, you will be charged a repair or replacement cost.
If you intentionally or unintentionally damage or steal personal property, you may be required to make due compensation to the owner.
You may be transferred to another room or residence hall as a sanction when found in violation of the Policies & Procedures for Hall Living, or for other behavioral factors.
Student Health Alcohol and Drug Education (SHADE) Programs
Heath Promotions within the Campus Health Center provides a six-hour educational risk-reduction class for students who are in violation of alcohol and other drug policies at the University of Arizona. There are two separate classes; one for alcohol and one for marijuana.
You will have two one-on-one sessions with a counselor and the sessions are 45-50 minutes long. The counselor will use the BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) model for the sessions.
NOTE:There is a $100 fee for both programs. You must register in advance: online or by calling (520) 621-5700.
Visitation restriction means that you are forbidden to be present in a specific residence hall or halls. In cases of eviction, you may not be present in any University-operated residence hall indefinitely. You need prior written permission from the Director of Residence Life or designee to enter these locations. In cases of hall transfers, you are barred from being in your current hall indefinitely, unless you receive prior written permission from the Assistant Vice President, Residence Life & University Housing, or designee. You may be cited for trespassing by UAPD.